pharmacoeconomics is great. living 10 years of crappy life at a utility of 0.1 (on a scale of 0-1) = 1 QALY (quality-adjusted life year). that’s the same as living 1 year of healthy life at utility 1. because 10 years of misery is the same as 1 year of happiness. of course, that’s assuming you can designate values of utility / quality of life. subjective numbers in objective equations. this ginseng tea takes a while to soak into the water. maybe because it’s a root instead of a leaf. i wonder if i can open up the tea bag and eat it.